Wine Business

How the Perfect Soil Made Your Favorite Italian Wine (INFOGRAPHIC)

How the Perfect Soil Made Your Favorite Italian Wine (INFOGRAPHIC)

They say behind every great bottle of wine is the perfect grape, but all serious wine lovers know it goes much deeper — all the way down to the growing soil itself. The French call it terroir, a direct reference to territory or province, which can be extended to include climate, local flora and fauna, […]

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Resilience and Post-Soviet Identity Politics Are in Every Glass of Georgian Wine

Resilience and Post-Soviet Identity Politics Are in Every Glass of Georgian Wine

“Georgia and the vine are very similar in their character,” Lado Uzunashvili says, “If they are not stressed a little bit, they don’t give you their best results.” Uzunashvili owns the Mukado winery in Georgia and represents the 11th generation in a long line of esteemed Georgian winemakers. It’s an impressive heritage, matching the oldest […]

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Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

There’s nothing quite as bittersweet as drinking a wine, loving it, and then, over the subsequent years, seeing that wine get more and more expensive, to the point at which you simply can’t afford it anymore. On the one hand, you’re happy to have had the opportunity to drink the wine when it was still […]

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Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Since its first wines were released in 2002, Shinn Estate Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has been a force in the region. Until the winery arrived on the scene, the Long Island wine industry hadn’t been shaken up much since the early 1970s when it started. Although there were dozens of vineyards, they were […]

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Why Biodynamic Vineyards Keep Bees

Why Biodynamic Vineyards Keep Bees

When Americans come of a certain age, they learn about the birds and the bees. When biodynamic vineyards come of age, though, vineyard owners think back on the story of the bees and the grapes. If you’ve ever strolled through an organic or biodynamic vineyard, you’ve likely come across a beehive on the property. Depending […]

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Trump Winery, Explained

Trump Winery, Explained

President Donald Trump owns a lot of property and has licensed his name to many different businesses. One of those properties is a winery, which is, unsurprisingly, called the Trump Winery. The business has floated in and out of the headlines since the Trump family took over the winery in 2011, when Trump was a […]

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